Ve al menu de abajo de la parte derecha en la esquina y selecciona el idioma deceado.
Dale click en “Ir” y el Nuevo idioma aparecera.
On Friday, Sept. 30th, at the home football game, the Clarke Book Club will host its annual Item Drive for the animal shelter.
Donate items for the animals and earn tickets to be drawn for great prizes!!!
Prizes include: Clarke apparel, gas gift cards, restaurant gift cards, Iowa Cubs tickets, and more!
I’m writing to encourage you to participate in public meetings organized this fall to collect input on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as Iowa’s state plan is under development.
The Iowa Department of Education has announced nine public input meetings statewide from September through November. Each meeting will open with an overview of ESSA and the Department’s goals for developing a state plan of accountability and support that drives student achievement and makes sense for Iowa.
Stakeholder input is critical to this process, which is why participation in these meetings is so important.
All public input meetings will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Meeting dates and locations are as follows:
Monday, September 26
Heartland Area Education Agency
Room 107 A/B
6500 Corporate Drive, Johnston
Tuesday, September 27
Green Hills Area Education Agency
Halverson Center for Education
24997 Highway 92, Council Bluffs
Tuesday, October 11
Keystone Area Education Agency
1400 2nd Street NW, Elkader
Thursday, October 20
Northwest Area Education Agency
1520 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City
Tuesday, October 25
Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency
729 21st Street, Bettendorf
Wednesday, October 26
Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency
Rooms A, B and C
824 Flindt Drive, Suite 105, Storm Lake
Wednesday, November 2
Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Winter/Spring/Autumn/Revere/Stone conference rooms
4401 6th Street SW, Cedar Rapids
Monday, November 7
Great Prairie Area Education Agency
2814 N. Court Street, Ottumwa
Wednesday, November 9
Area Education Agency 267
3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls
For more information on Iowa’s plans to meet the Every Student Succeeds Act, visit https://www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/every-student-succeeds-act.
Iowans also can submit questions and feedback by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your input!
Steve Seid, Superintendent
To families of Clarke Community Schools:
After school on Wednesday, September 7, a Clarke Community School bus was in an accident. We are fortunate that there were no life threatening injuries to our students or bus driver. The safety of our students and staff is of the upmost importance. While the accident is still under investigation, it appears weather may have been a determining factor.
Clarke Community Schools has an excellent Transportation Department with very caring and experienced drivers. We will continue to provide exceptional transportation services for our students.
Please contact me with any questions at 342-4969 Ext 6.
Steve L. Seid, Superintendent
The school year is underway and some amazing things are happening in classrooms across the district. New teacher leadership positions added this year have made a difference in the quality of education already. New leadership positions are:
- Becca Kedley - Instructional Coach K-6
- Emily Lampe - Instructional Coach K-6
- Annie Halsband - Instructional Coach K-6
- Ruby Clyde - Success Coach Grades 5-8
- Tracy Terrell - Technology Coach K-6
- Brad Lampe - Instructional Coach 7-12
- Mary Murphy - Technology Coach 7-12
Besides these new full-time positions, some classroom teachers have now also added the role of PLC (Professional Learning Communities) Leader. These leaders help groups in creating and meeting goals during Wednesday early-outs.
Lori Ehrhardt, MS/HS Science Teacher and PLC Leader, shared one of her lessons with Instructional Coach Brad Lampe last week. Watch the video to see some critical thinking coming alive during a lesson with 7th graders about providing evidence to support claims.
Clarke Community Schools kicked off the new school year with the tradition of a Thursday Night in the Park pep rally on the courthouse lawn. Middle school teacher Eric Zoske emceed the event, first introducing superintendent Steve Seid to say a few words about what's happening in the district. Building principals introduced their new staff, the high school band, flags and cheerleaders performed, and fall coaches introduced their players and gave a preview of the upcoming season. The Clarke County Cattlemen grilled hamburgers, the Booster Club sold memberships and apparel, and the Band Boosters sold raffle tickets for a wood patio set. The large crowd reinforced the support and spirit shown by the community. Thanks to everyone who attended. It's going to be a great year!
Parents should be receiving a letter in the mail detailing the new procedures of pick up/drop off and parking for 7-12 grade students. A copy of the letter is below. Please see map following the letter.
Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s):
This letter’s intent is to inform you of a change that is for all secondary students; MS (7-8) & HS (9-12) that will be implemented for the 2016-2017 school year. What is the change? We are moving the drop off/pick up point for students. Why the change? The current system of dropping off and picking up has provided many safety concerns, logistical concerns, emergency concerns, etc. We are hoping that this change will alleviate the aforementioned concerns and provide a smoother transition during dropping off and picking up for all stakeholders. So how will this work?
Parents and guardians are to drop students off at the far northwest corner of the student parking lot that is between the practice football field and the high school softball field. The entry point will be the road directly south of the practice football field that intersects with Fillmore Street. The driver will continue to the far southwest corner of the parking lot and then turn right and head to the drop off point. The student(s) will exit vehicle and head west on the sidewalk to the designated cross walk. We will have staff posted to assist both students and parents at the pickup point for the first couple of weeks of the change. After students exit the vehicle, the driver will turn right and head to the parking lot exit that intersects with Shaw Street and head back to work, home, etc.
School starts at 8:10 AM; we need all students to enter through either the MS entrance #31 or the main high school entrance #32. Hours for the new drop off/pick up point will be as follows:
Drop Off: 7:00 AM – 8:10 AM
Pick Up: 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Dropping off and picking up during any other hours can and should occur at the MS or HS entrance as all other entrances will not be manned and will be locked.
If students are parking in this parking lot, they too will enter at the Fillmore intersection. If you have any questions or concerns about this change, you may feel free to call Mr. Stephens at 641-342-6505, or email him at email@example.com. We do sincerely request your patience and understanding in this change. A map of the parking area has been included on the backside of this letter.
Mr. Shane Stephens
Clarke Community High School
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